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this. every two years we jockey for the next election. we never make long, hard term decisions. the big deal they're talking about cutting spending over the next ten years still adds $6 trillion to the debt so the real deal to limit spending and get us in balance would be an amendment to our constitution. without that, we're just going to talk to each other and run america into the ground. >> let me ask you about the so-called mcconnell/reid plan, which is not, as i understand it, completely put together yet. but it would allow the president to to raise the debt ceiling in three increments between now and the end of next year, perhaps with some spending cuts attached. as a last resort, would you vote for that in order to avoid the -- >> i'm sticking with the -- i don't have any confidence that anything that republican or democratic leaders is going to lead to the solutions that we need. it never has in the past. i'm looking for a win/win. i'm looking for a way to raise the debt ceiling and we need to, but we need to address fundamentally what got us into debt. cut, cap, and balance gets
the road so we did not end up in this fiscal mess. >> everyone is going to the movies and a big story in the country right now and it relates to what is going on in the debt battle, the white house versus congress right now, battling, and president and cantor, reminiscent to harry potter and it ends this week. there is president obama versus speaker boehner. >> it would be terrifying if they had magical powers. how scary. >> who would be harry potter? >>dave: we will give you an idea, we compared the two in a roll out of this battle versus harry potter. look at this. >> i've been hearing from my republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficit in a serious way so i have said to them, let's go. >> we are in a crisis. >> i'm voting "no," on the debt ceiling. >> failing to raise the debt ceiling would be armageddon. >> i will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day extension. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> failure is not an option. >> this could have been avoided. >> you think you can hold the government ransom? >> we will in the supp
, that someone else has to do that for us. so it is going to be a big change for some folks. >> reporter: stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back on-board -- >> let's take a look. >> reporter: -- crawl about 12 feet. i'm going to drag these cables in, too. on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of "discovery," dozens of rauns in space suits have been at this exact vantage point waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> grab the hand-hold here and then just keep coming, put a hand up here, and can you pull yourself right on up. >> reporter: we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space you'd just float your way up. i'm in the privilege of the commander seat. there's a lot of buttons here. i guess i shun touch. >> john, here we are on the flight deck of "discovery." the commander sits in the left seat. the pilot sits in the right seat. >> reporter: the windows are cove
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly cras
't answer. i don't know. >> reporter: at one point, murdoch claimed his company is too big for him to know the details of each business. >> "news of the world" say small percent of our company and i'm employing 30,000 people around the world and i'm spread watching and appointing people in my trust. >> reporter: james defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm away of that ms. brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a sm
. >>> people love their cars, traffic jams are part of the daily life, but this weekend, the closure of a big chunk of the 405 freeway is causing added worry. it is shut down for a construction project. and residents are so worried they're calling this carmageddon, but so far, we're not seeing it. no gridlock. let's bring in cnn's kareen wynter who is above the 405 there. and we know ten miles of the 405 is closed, so no traffic there. what about everywhere else? >> reporter: everywhere else from our viewpoint all looks good. now a short time ago, we checked out some of the alternate routes officials were encouraging the public to take. it's really, really quiet right now. we saw a lot more people on bikes, pedestrians, people walking their dogs than we did people in their cars. one of our photographers -- our producers, rather, michael kerry took a picture on the other side of town near the pacific coast highway. usually an extremely congested area this time of year really any time. and that was another alternate route that officials were encouraging people to take if they were headed to l.a
and have the economy of zimbabwe. it is a big problem. i don't know why anyone who isn't an elected republican can't talk seriously about social is security and medicare and medicaid. according to obama's own treasury secretary are going to consume within 10 years, 92 cents of every federal budget dollar. that isn't a system that can last. yet, a majority of americans say don't touch social security. don't touch medicare this is what the democrats are saying. that's why you keep having these -- remember rudd man and the concorde coalition? no elected politician, republican or democrat will talk about reforming social security. >> sean: we always get the tax increases, spending cuts, reagan never came, george her burt walker bush, they never come. the idea they are going to hand it over, it is not going to happen. -- you raised a more fundamental question why they need to stand strong here. that is, philosophically, we've become -- look what happens when they put austerity measures in place in europe. look at what happened to greece. if we don't do it now the pain is going to be grea
. the boehner bill has capped on the spending so that seems to be a big divide. how do you tweak that to make the two of them happy? that might be a tall order. i can't think what would make the tea party satisfied with this bill, but balanced budget amendment? >> right. there has within talk around here unconfirmed that that is the sweetener being added to the boehner bill, a balanced budget amendment. but really this is an extraordinary evening in an extraordinary episode, greta, one that political scientists will be studying for 50 years or more. we watch both divided government at its most dysfunctional. and a president who to many observers appears to be side lined for the time being as -- congressional leaders work behind closed doors to hammer this out and deep divisions whereby a powerful speaker john boehner is having difficulty coralling votes he needed. remember he lost 59 republican votes. you have this large freshman class, 80 members, a lot backed by the tea party and elected here to, on a promise of cutting spending and take one exyampem. tim scott from south carolina was one o
superiors. >> the lieutenant made a big joke out of it and told the rest of the squad that if i went over to the lieutenant's house and cleaned out the lint trap in his dryer, we could probably clear out all the cases in the city of atlanta. >> still, buffington sent the fibers to the state crime laboratory. a young forensic scientists, larry peterson, took a look. why was a fiber that was stuck in the crack of a shoe, why was that important? >> because it was somewhat loosely there. people normally don't have tufts of carpet fibers stuck loosely in their shoe. >> from those few thin threads, peterson would begin to build a case to try to catch a killer. how many fibers across the board did you look at every day in this case, when the case really started getting busy? 100? 500? 1,000? >> literally there's going to be hundreds if not thousands of fibers there, depending upon the case. >> in the spring of 1980, no one wanted to believe a serial killer was loose in the city, even when bob buffington spotted a disturbing pattern. >> there had been a sharp increase in the number of children un
. and they feel that the democrats have an ideological commitment to big government. what they would like to see is the government sweated down. that's the point they've been trying to make. there are honest differences and people have a very different view of what kind of society we ought to live in. >> but at a certain point, david, when there was a big deal on the table and if as you say the president could have brought nancy pelosi along -- i agree with you i think he could have -- the republicans would have gotten a great deficit reduction deal if they hadn't committed to the no tax pledge, right? >> but gloria, asking any party to commit to $1 trillion of tax increases is an awful big deal for a party that all along stood for lower taxes. and when they also feel a lot of these cuts are going to turn out to be illusory. their experience in the past they sign onto the bargains and they feel the democrats eventually end up getting what they wanted and what they wanted never materializes. >> there's a big difference between that and nothing. >> i agree. [ overlapping speakers ] >> so david, wh
's a senate president? fbi is protecting him. it was one big family living in the projects like this. >> reporter: john shay, now a changed man, once ran bulge jer's multimillion drug operation. >> growing up here he had to be tough. >> reporter: he served 12 years in prison rather than break southy's code of silence. >> whitey being a rat, stevie being a rat and this is what i took an oath to? an oath of honor? it was heartbreaking. >> reporter: documents show fbi agent conley continued to feed bulger secret information, at times with deadly results. >> bulger got charged with a crime, then he could no longer be an informant. >> reporter: attorney bill kristy represents families of several of bulger's alleged victims including billy hal lore ran's family, a drug dealer who cut a deal with the fbi, only to be gunned down as he left a popular boston restaurant. according to testimony at a civil trial fbi agent conley told bulger where to find halloran. >> bulger cornered him and shot him 22 times starting with the leg up to his torso to his chest. 22 times with no head shot. so he inf
? >> everything. >> you tell me. >> it has everything to do with it? >> tell me. >> i big part of the conversation when i talked to your lawyers was -- could wayne williams grab somebody? did he have the strength? he's not a big guy, could he grab someone in a unarmed combat technique and kill them? and your attorneys would say -- you met him. he's not a big guy so if you're telling me yes, i was trained by the cia which is what the document says, in a nut shell, on weekends when i was a teenager and i'm trained in the chokehold technique, that's one thing. but you're telling me no, that never happened but you write a long fantasy about being trained from the cia in weaponry and the chokehold technique? that's takes it in a whole other direction. remember, doctors said at least two of the victims and perhaps more, were probably killed by chokeholds. >> do you know how to kill someone with a chokehold? that's a straight forward question. my answer would be, no, sir, no, sir, i do not know. what's your answer to that? >> let me say something? >> that's a yes or no? >> no, it's not. >> not until the
. >> this chronicles the tea party and the big changes the country has gone through. >> it goes through what was happening outside of washington and inside of washington. and the point is that americans can change thing fist they get active. >> i told you before we sat down, i love a guest who shows up with my notes. you are in favor of cut, cap and balance. can i assume that from that button? >> you certainly can. it's the only plan on the table. you know, the president's latched onto this gang of 6. but the gang of 6 proposal is not written down, as senator thune said, it is not going to be a factor. there is no other plan on capitol hill. the president doesn't have one. the democrats in the senate don't have one. the only house that we control as republicans has passed a plan that increases the debt limit with some very reasonable cuts in spending. and it lets the states decide about a balanced budget. now, they say, if that's extreme, then -- we need to change the definition of extreme. >> i guess, i mean, i understand your passion and other people in favor of cut, cap and balance. but w
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of the big issues that the white house has had with the house republican plan and what's really been seen as an area that needed to be negotiated and really could be the thing that could lead to a break-through on a deal is this idea of if you're going to have a two-part increase in the debt ceiling that would take the debt ceiling through the next election, november 2012, it was really how you tied that second increase in the debt ceiling after several months. the white house senate democrats didn't like the way that the house republicans were doing it. they felt it would have led to some chaotic situation like we have seen with all of this back and forth over the debt increase and they would have seen it again around the new year and they didn't want to do it again. they are looking at that sort of seam, if you will, in the context of the framework to maybe work it out in a way that is more amendable to the white house and democrats. >> brianna keilar for us at the white house. cnn is dedicated to providing you up to the minute coverage of the debt crisis and tomorrow night, we will bri
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